As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.